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Judge Serita’s (’89) Human Trafficking Intervention Court Marks 10th Anniversary

November 25, 2014

The New York Times featured an article on Judge Toko Serita’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens. The court—which aims to “change the legal conversation around the multibillion-dollar sex trade by redefining the women in it as victims instead of criminals,” according to the article—is marking its 10-year anniversary.

Jessica Glynn (’09) Leading Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA

November 25, 2014

Alumna Jessica Glynn (’09) was the subject of an article in Stockton’s The Record about her new role as the manager of the Office of Violence Prevention in Stockton, CA.

Martha S. Jones (’87) on Ferguson and 1983 Case of Michael Stewart

November 25, 2014

In a piece for the Huffington Post, alumna Martha S. Jones (’87) reflects on Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown, and she recalls the death of Michael Stewart at the hands of police in New York City in 1983.

Prof. Kassem on Why Prisoners Cleared for Release Are Still in Guantánamo

November 19, 2014

Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.

Prof. Cox on CIA Plan to Destroy Email Records

November 19, 2014

Professor Douglas Cox discussed a plan put forward by the CIA to destroy email records of some of its staff. Citing a past incident when the CIA destroyed interrogation videos of some Guantanamo detainees, Cox said in a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration “The archivist must not allow this history to repeat itself.”

Judith McCarthy (‘91) Inducted as Southern District Magistrate Judge

November 19, 2014

CUNY Law alumna Judith McCarthy (‘91) was inducted as a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. McCarthy was previously the executive vice president and general counsel of the New York Power Authority. Read the full article

Prof. Goode on Upcoming SCOTUS Redistricting Case

November 19, 2014

Professor Victor Goode spoke to Colorlines about the upcoming Supreme Court case about redistricting in Alabama.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Increase in Racial Harassment Claims

November 10, 2014

Professor Rick Rossein appeared on Arise News last week, discussing why more workers seem to be filing lawsuits against employers with claims of racial harassment in the workplace.

Prof. Robson on the NSA Metadata Spying Appeal

November 5, 2014

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson was recently quoted in an Ars Technica article, “A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go”.

Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice Launched at CUNY Law School with Kofi Annan as Keynote Speaker

October 29, 2014

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, spoke to a full house at the launch of CUNY Law’s new Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice on October 27. Ted Sorensen was a long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy.

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